About two years ago I changed the name of my personal finance blog from Blueprint for Financial Prosperity to Bargaineering. Don’t ask me why it was named Blueprint for Financial Prosperity but I really felt that having the name match the domain was better than having such a descriptive title. In the last two years, pretty much everything has been changed to reflect the name change… except one thing – my PayPal account.

I don’t accept any payments related to Bargaineering/Blueprint anymore but the Paypal account still retained that name. I wanted to change it but despite my best efforts to find the menu option, I was out of luck. Fortunately, through the power of the internet, I learned that I only needed to load up this url:
https://www.paypal.com/us/wf/f=ap_namechg

Copy and paste that into your browser, log in, and you will be presented with a series of screens that will help you change your business name. Be sure to select “Business Name Change (business name)”, then enter the new one, click “Continue,” and you’re done. There’s no verification or any other confirmation needed, the change is instant.

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One Response to “How to Change the Business Name on a PayPal Account”

  1. J. Money Says:

    Yes, and make sure you have a LOT of patience too. I’ve been trying to change the business name on one of mine and here we are 2 weeks later (and a good 9 pages faxed over) w/ nothing happening. Could be a rare situation, but something tells me I’m not the only one having problems 😉

    The one thing I DID learn so far, however, is that a social security # can only be linked to 2 accounts – a personal, and a business or “premier” one. I’m guessing the same is for tax id’s too.

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